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Preparing for a Post-COVID World

As the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel continues to grow brighter, local governments are now setting their sights on what a post-COVID world might look like.

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In this episode, I talk with John Russo, Founder and Principal of Synchronicity, and Fran Mancia, Avenu’s VP of Government Relations, about the myriad ways the pandemic has altered the work of the public and private sector.

  • What we talked about:
  • The changes that are here to stay and how they will affect local and state governments
  • The impact on work at public agencies and in the private sector
  • The challenges of moving government services online

This discussion with John Russo and Fran Mancia was taken from our show Local Government Insights. If you want to hear more episodes like this one, check us out on Apple, and all your other favorite podcast platforms. Take a moment listen on your favorite platform. We would appreciate your reviews and feedback as we continue to release upcoming episodes.

Digital Citizens Deserve Digital Courts

While jury duty is not the most exciting thing to look forward to, todays citizens deserve a digital court experience and technology is providing a more streamlined jury experience for citizens.

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In this episode, I talk with Michael Payton, the justice solution leader at Avenu, about how digitization can help increase jury response rates and improve the citizen experience.

  • What we discussed:
  • Challenges the courts face with day to day operations
  • How automation changes the way courts operate
  • How digitization impacts juror response rates and helps create diverse jury pools
  • The impact of the pandemic on our courts

This discussion with Michael Payton was taken from our show Local Government Insights. If you want to hear more episodes like this one, check us out on Apple, and all your other favorite podcast platforms. Take a moment listen on your favorite platform. We would appreciate your reviews and feedback as we continue to release upcoming episodes.

Digital Government: Now More Critical Than Ever

Now more than ever, public sector entities need to invest in digital initiatives that can preserve documentation and make their offices more accessible in times of crisis.

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Though getting started may seem like a gargantuan task, there are ways to make the transformation a painless and exciting journey for those involved.

In this episode, I talk with Ann Kirkbride, Business Unit Director at Avenu Insights & Analytics, about how digitization can benefit local governments.

What we discussed:

  • Why investment in digitalization critical for preservation and the future
  • How can a local government start digitizing their documentation
  • How can offices offer “traditionally analogue” essential services during crisis
  • What steps are non-negotiable when digitizing local governments
  • Highlighted the most influential digitization successes

This discussion with Ann Kirkbride was taken from our show Local Government Insights. If you want to hear more episodes like this one, check us out on Apple, and all your other favorite podcast platforms. Take a moment listen on your favorite platform. We would appreciate your reviews and feedback as we continue to release upcoming episodes.

Why You Need a Security Strategy for Long-Term Remote Operations

In a rush to mobilize workers in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, many local government agencies overlooked security measures and made themselves vulnerable to various cyberattacks.

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In 2021, agencies are beginning to understand that the long term effects of a remote workforce aren’t going to go away so easily. In light of these long-term operations, local governments need to brace themselves for cyberattacks by designing a strategy to keep infrastructure and data secure.

In this episode, Brennan Middleton talks with Roger Murphy, Director of Information Technology Managed Services at Avenu Insights & Analytics, about strategies local governments should implement to enhance security for their remote workforce.

We also discussed:

  • What local governments should be doing to prepare for cyber attacks.
  • Which security strategies governments should focus on first.
  • How organizations can train their employees on digital threats.
  • What to consider when moving an aging workforce into a remote environment.

This discussion with Roger Murphy was taken from our show Local Government Insights. If you want to hear more episodes like this one, check us out on Apple, and all your other favorite podcast platforms. Take a moment listen on your favorite platform. We would appreciate your reviews and feedback as we continue to release upcoming episodes.

How Automation Helps Local Governments Thrive in a Post-Covid World

Across the country, cities are facing severe budget shortfalls because of COVID-19 and its consequences.

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In this landscape, city and county governments are struggling to consistently do more with less.

As local governments are looking for new ways to balance their budget and streamline their services, they should look to this innovative solution: automated revenue management.

In this episode, I talk with Christy Cato, Vice President of Tax Administration at Avenu Insights & Analytics, about how automation can benefit local governments.

What we discussed:

  • How automated revenue management works.
  • How automation can generate new revenue and keep employees on staff.
  • How governments can implement automation for more efficient workflows.
  • What processes you should avoid automating.

This discussion with Christy Cato was taken from our show Local Government Insights. If you want to hear more episodes like this one, check us out on Apple, and all your other favorite podcast platforms. Take a moment listen on your favorite platform. We would appreciate your reviews and feedback as we continue to release upcoming episodes.

Local Government Insights: An Introduction to Avenu’s New Podcast

For governments to serve their communities, they need solutions they can depend on.

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That’s where Avenu Insights & Analytics steps in. Whether it be funding insights grounded in regional revenue trends or administrative functions such as record management and human resource operations, Avenu’s software solutions are built on proven success at every level of government operation.

And now, they’ve started a podcast to provide insights from and for government officials of all different government sizes and departments.

In this inaugural episode of Local Government Insights, producer Kelsey Kohrs talks with Brennan Middleton, director of marketing at Avenu Insights & Analytics, about the mission and vision of this podcast.
Brennan also talked about:

  • His marketing experience and his role at Avenu.
  • How Avenu helps local governments sustain a high quality of life.
  • What listeners can expect to hear in future episodes.
This discussion with Brennan Middleton was taken from our show Local Government Insights. If you want to hear more episodes like this one, check us out on Apple, and all your other favorite podcast platforms. Take a moment listen on your favorite platform. We would appreciate your reviews and feedback as we continue to release upcoming episodes.

Avenu Launches “Local Government Insights” Podcast

Avenu recently launched a new podcast: “Local Government Insights.” This podcast will introduce you to local government leaders who bringing innovative technology into the public sector, and partners who have helped create cutting edge solutions.

The series is “Local Government Insights” and targets areas of interest for state and local governments. It will cover a wide range of topics such as optimizing operations, improving services for constituents, and maximizing revenue without raising taxes.

We are interviewing subject matter experts from within Avenu and through formal partnerships and alliances we have formed. Some of the first episodes include:

  • Local Government Insights: An Intro to Avenu’s New Podcast
  • How Automation Helps Local Governments Thrive in a Post-Covid World
  • Why You Need a Security Strategy for Long-Term Remote Operations

The podcasts are available on Apple, and all your other favorite podcast platforms. Take a moment listen on your favorite platform. We would appreciate your reviews and feedback as we continue to release upcoming episodes.

Avenu Podcast Series Launched

Local Government Insights is now available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts.